Ambitious, curious and creative students who are eager to explore their academic options. Dedicated and compelling faculty who enjoy mentoring students. Successful alumni who explore what drives them to find their purpose.
Like the typical Truman graduate, Derrick Rohr embraces learning new things with the energy of an incoming freshman. Today he wears many proverbial hats – husband, father, pastor and, for the last 20 years, college student.
For 31 years, Ron Rybkowski has been a fixture in the Theatre Department, however, casual fans of Truman productions can be forgiven if that sometimes slips their minds. Rybkowski does not long for the spotlight but relishes in helping others succeed.
Life is Art
“I’m attracted to both fibers and ceramics because as a discipline they both started as purely functional objects. There is no practical reason for people to add decoration to the surface of a pot or intricately sew patterns into cloth, and yet we do.”
Spending summer nights at the Muny Theater in St. Louis, John O’Brien became fascinated with how a theatre production comes together. That experience, combined with Truman’s multi-dimensional education, helped him discover a whole new world of career options.
Study Abroad in Finland
“When I was a freshman, studying abroad wasn’t something I thought I was capable of doing….it’s not as scary as you think!” During her study-abroad experience in Finland, Katie Swenson collected amazing memories, including dog sledding, swimming in freezing water, and adventuring all across Europe.
A Way to Pass the Time
“There’s just something awesome about taking something tattered, torn, used, forgotten – these baseballs that have definitely seen better days, ones that most coaches would just throw away – and just turning them into beautiful pieces of art.”
Here to Help
Originally from Senegal, Sana Camara has made Kirksville his home for nearly 30 years. Throughout his tenure at Truman, Camara has taught all levels of French courses.
Small Town, Big Opportunities
A talented student from Park Hill South High School in Kansas City, Eric Norfleet describes Kirksville as the best surprise in Missouri.